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our life together ANNOUNCEMENTS (continued) Homes of Hope: Join our spring cycle of the Homes of Hope (Attend one) * Saturday, April 5, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Sligo Atrium Suite * Sunday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Sligo Atrium Suite We will be presenting new materials such as the Hope and Health Series and John, a Gospel of Hope as well as resources and workshops for Home Coordinators, Discussion Leaders, Assistants, and Supporters. For more information, contact Pr. Paolo Esposito at email@example.com MINISTRY APPRECIATION SCHEDULE: 1. EVANGELISM/OUTREACH/COMMUNITY - March 22 Homes of Hope, AIM, ACS, Feed the Homeless, Welfare, Prison Ministry & Shepherd’s Table 2. SUPPORTIVE - March 29 Treasury, Finance, Stewardship, Media, Facility & Custodial Prayer Gathering meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Between 7:30 and 7:55 p.m. you can join us by Internet or telephone. To connect, visit: http://ez.com/ sligoprays or call 949.229.4400, pin is 4997774# At the Sligoprays webpage you can register and receive a reminder. Celebrate WAU Sabbath: The Columbia Union Conference has designated March 29, 2014 as Washington Adventist University Sabbath. The designated offering for next Sabbath will go to WAU for scholarships. Your continued support helps us provide quality Adventist Christian education to more than 1,100 students. “Crowns” Tea & Silent Auction: April’s First Monday is on Sunday, April 13. Join us for the “Crowns” Tea and Silent Auction on Sunday, April 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Wear your fanciest hat (optional). Enjoy delicious goodies and bid on marvelous auction items. All proceeds and donations benefit Scholarshipping Our Sisters to help SDA women around the world attend college. To donate auction items and services or to let us know you will attend, please RSVP to kujawacar@ verizon.net CHILDREN & YOUTH We invite all juniors and seniors who are in public school, home schooled or other Christian schools to join us on May 4, 2014 for Promenade at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $60 but $35 for the first 50 people that sign up. For more information and to register visit www.sligochurch.org/promenade. Bulletin Information Deadline is Monday evening! E-mail information to: firstname.lastname@example.org sunset Tonight: 7:22 March 29: 7:29
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When I was a child, one of the first questions that I remember asking my parents was, “Where did I March 22, Sabbath come from?” Of course their answer to me was, Adult Sabbath School Training, Fellowship Hall B, 8:30 a.m. “From the same place as everyone else - God.” Homeless Ministry, Discipleship Room, 2:00 p.m. I’m sure you know what my next question was. That’s right, “But where did God come from?” March 24, Monday I asked. And to that their response was always, “Heaven of Regeneration Ministries, Office Conf. Room, 7:00 p.m. course.” And you can be sure that our conversation ended right Administrative Board Meeting, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. there. Although at the time I was simply a child asking childlike questions, the existence and the origin of God have always March 25, Tuesday been subjects that have been able to leave even the most Prayer Gathering, Sanctuary, 7:00 p.m. learned of individuals searching for answers. As you join us in March 26, Wednesday worship today, we will be continuing our series, The Heart of Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 p.m. Christianity, with part 3 titled, “No Excuses.” Although there are Adventist History Series, Fellowship Hall A, 7:00 p.m. many throughout the ages who have failed to see the evidence March 28, Friday for the existence of God, our Creator has provided us with every opportunity possible - not only to believe that He exists, but also Telugu Vespers, Memorial Chapel, 7:00 p.m. for us to see just how much He loves us.
calendar of events
March 29, Sabbath Elder’s Council, Fellowship Hall B, 8:30 a.m.
Summary of our Beliefs
SABBATH, MARCH 29 Church Service, Sanctuary, 8:45 & 11:15 a.m., Speaker: Don McFarlane Sligo Underground, Sanctuary, 11:15 a.m., (Youth & Young Adult Service) Crossroads, WAU Activity Center, 11:15 a.m., (WAU Collegiate Service)
• The Bible is the inspired word of God and our only rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). • Jesus Christ is the Divine Son of God and our personal Savior from sin by grace through faith. (John 1:1-3; Ephesians 2:8). • Having been saved, followers of Jesus live in obedience to Him by observing the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 20: 1-17; John 14:15). • The Sabbath – the seventh day of the week- established by God at creation and honored by Jesus in His earthly ministry, is to be observed by the followers of Jesus. (Exodus 20:8-11; 1 Peter 2:21). • Jesus is coming back to earth personally and visibly to raise the righteous dead and give His faithful children of all ages immortality in an earth made new. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 22:12; 21:1-3). • Our love for God is demonstrated primarily by our love for our fellowmen. (1 John 4:20; Matthew 25:34-40)
profile of giving
CHURCH BUDGET: This offering pays for the outreach and
PHONE: 301.270.6777 EMERGENCY: 301.980.1009 FAX: 301.270.3518 WEBSITE: www.sligochurch.org Domestic Violence Hotline: 240.777.4000
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nurture ministries of the church and the church school, along with necessary expenses such as utilities and maintenance of the church building.
SENIOR PASTOR Charles A. Tapp, ext. 126
PASTOR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE & ADULT MINISTRIES Don McFarlane, ext. 116 email@example.com
Mar. 15 $ Mar. 15 YTD $
PASTOR FOR CONGREGATIONAL CARE Debbie Eisele, ext. 127 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tithe: All of these funds are sent to the Potomac Conference. February 2014 contributions are $ 178,818.40 February 2013 contributions are $ 167,664.57
PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS Pranitha Fielder, ext. 119 email@example.com
Last Year: Mar. 16 $ 9,597.94 Mar. 16 YTD $ 103,785.19
BUDGET FOR MARCH 15 YTD: $106,386.00
Today’s designated offering goes to Potomac Partners. Loose offering goes to Church Budget.
at worship THE CHURCH
PASTOR FOR MEDIA AND OUTREACH Paolo Esposito, ext. 136
PASTOR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Gerardo Lopez, ext. 122 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTOR FOR WORSHIP Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, ext. 123
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES Sheila Hendricks 301.585.6556
HEAD ELDER Erwin Mack 301.434.1622
7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 I 301.270.6777
8:45 & 11:15 A.M.
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a seventh-day adventist church The Washington Adventist University Church
OUR MISSION We s eek to g row passi onate d i sc i pl es of J es us th ro ugh wor shi p of God , nur ture of o ne a noth er,and outreach to the worl d .
THE CHURCH AT STUDY
THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP we gather in his name
Prelude Air Tendre / D. Moore
Postlude Ein Feste Burg / C. Callahan
+Song of Gathering Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing / No. 334
*Hymn of Praise O Worship the King / No. 83 +Call to Prayer To You, O Lord / James Bingham Gillian Bath
Anthem Lord I Believe in You +There Is a Fountain / arr. Howard Helvey
we reflect +Ordination of Deacons +Children’s Story Scripture Romans 1:16 - 20 (NIV) +Music for Meditation Be Still, My Soul / arr. Dan Bird
SANCTUARY – 10:00 A.M.
Theme Song Hark! ‘Tis the Shepherd’s Voice I Hear / No. 361
Scripture & Prayer
Allan Manuel & Carol Hooker, deacon & deaconess on duty
Special Music Proclaim the Glory of God / arr. Holck Mission Feature Word of Truth Church - South Africa Lesson Study The Harvest and the Harvesters
Leading our music today are: Victor Phillips Jr., organist Jon Gilbertson, chorister Jasmine Brann, vocalist Columbia Collegiate Chorale of Washington Adventist University James Bingham, director Mark Di Pinto, pianist Jidong Zhong, pianist Lauren Simms, oboist
Benediction & Offering
Class Leaders Class Leaders
Fred Weber, organist Beatriz Taylor, director & pianist for Seeds
Charles A. Tapp
Offertory Draw Me Close +Saints Bound for Heaven / arr. Mack Wilberg
w e g o t o s e r v e *Hymn of Reflection My Faith Looks Up to Thee / No. 517
Footnotes: Gillian Bath has been a Sligo member for most of her life. Growing up in Sligo Earliteens and Youth helped shape her desire to study the Bible and fellowship with other young people. She is now one of the teachers in the Young Adult Sabbath School and works for ADRA International with the Business Development Unit designing programs around the world, fulfilling her passion to serve and help people in need. Jasmine Brann is a singer-songwriter from Bowie, MD. She is one of the praise and worship leaders at Metropolitan SDA Church. She has produced two CDs with original music - “On A Personal Note” and “Words of Life.” Joanna Kimura has been a member of Sligo Seventhday Adventist church for almost 50 years. She loves children, music and sharing Christ with others. She plans to open a Home of Hope in her residence this year.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Simple Truths for Life: Sligo’s Radio Ministry, can be heard each Sabbath morning from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. on WGTS 91.9 FM. Listen with a friend, then invite them to come to church in person at 11:15 a.m.
Have lost loved ones: Ofelia Beltran, Jenny Wright and Nate Day families Request healing: Aylah Barrett, Herminia Constantino Cunanan, Charlie Davis, Shaila Chopde, Reva Correia, Ed Davis, Audrey Messenger and Joan Silver We grieve the loss of our members Evelyn Diorio and Richard Kuhn. Blood Pressure Screening, sponsored by the Health Action Team, is being held in the Atrium between 10:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. today. Information is also available on various health topics.
Mary McFarlane Joanna Kimura
Let us hear from you! To write the pastors a note, make a prayer request, or inquire about becoming a member of Sligo Church, please use a card from the hymnal rack.
We hold in prayer those who:
Sermon Charles A. Tapp The Heart of Christianity, Part III: No Excuses Invitation to Give
Adult Sabbath School
*Congregation is standing Congregation is kneeling where possible + 11:15 service only
Ministry Appreciation Charles A. Tapp we honor and praise him
Charles A. Tapp
+Benedictory Response Gloria Patri / Anonymous
SANCTUARY – 8:45 A.M. AND 11:15 A.M.
Welcome and Church Life
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.” - Albert Einstein
Membership Report (second reading): Joining Sligo: Conrad Bridges, Darius Bridges, Cheryl WilsonBridges, Cheryl Kisunzu Joining elsewhere: Rian Cho, Zioni Colney, Karen Ford, Robert Ford, Bert Jones, Angela Pitts-McDonald, Ellis Rich, Emita Rich, Natalie Stark Adventist History Series - Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall A, March 26 - April 30: Does history matter for a movement focused on the Second Coming and the end of time? This series, by Dr. David Trim, Director of Archives, Statistics, and Research at the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters, will explore Adventist history, with a particular focus on mission. It will show why our history matters - the stories that can inspire; the mistakes that we need to learn from; and the heritage that shaped us and continues to shape our identity in the twenty-first century. You won’t want to miss this! Radio Day: Join us on March 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the John J. Hopkins Chapel at Takoma Academy. Come and meet Pr. Tapp and the team behind Simple Truths for Life! You can also be part of a special workshop by Pr. Tapp, “When All You Can Do Is Pray” - a study on the purpose and power of prayer. Register today and be entered to win a free iPod so you can take Simple Truths everywhere you go. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better.